1. To prevent the spread of Covid-19 among bank employees, the West Bengal government has decided to let all bank branches shut all over the state on all Saturdays. 2. The decision has been taken in view of an increasing number of bank employees getting infected by the coronavirus. 3. Presently, the banks remain closed only on the second and fourth Saturdays and all Sundays. 4. Over 2,000 employees of state-run and private banks of West Bengal have been affected by COVID-19.